Club Code of Conduct for Players

Ballynahinch Youth Football Club

As a member of Ballynahinch Youth Football Club, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

Players are expected to:

  1. Be loyal and give their team mates a second chance.
  2. Be friendly and particularly welcoming to new members.
  3. Be supportive and committed to other team mates, offer comfort when required.
  4. Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do.
  5. Be responsible for their own kit and wear appropriate footwear/shin pads.
  6. Bring their own water bottle/fluid.
  7. Keep within the defined boundary of the playing/coaching area.
  8. Behave and listen to all instructions from the coach/volunteers.
  9. Take care of equipment owned by the club.
  10. Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references.
  11. Refrain from bullying or persistent use of rough and dangerous play.
  12. Show respect to other players, staff/coaches/volunteers and parents/guardians.
  13. Report inappropriate behaviour.
  14. Play fairly and be gracious in defeat.
  15. Respect officials and accept decisions.
  16. Respect opponents and not cheat.
  17. Not use violence
  18. Arrive on time and be collected on time.

Players have the right to:

  1. Be safe and happy in football.
  2. Be listened to.
  3. Be respected and treated fairly.
  4. Privacy.
  5. Enjoy football in a protective environment.
  6. Be referred to professional help if needed.
  7. Be protected from inappropriate behaviour/abuse by other club/centre members or outside sources.
  8. Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability.
  9. Experience competition and the desire to win.
  10. Be believed when asking for help.

Any breach of the Code of Conduct for Players will be addressed by the immediate coach/volunteer and reported verbally and in writing to the designated Child Welfare Officer. If a player continues to breach the Code of Conduct after an initial verbal warning from the immediate coach/volunteer, the following disciplinary action should take place